The Milwaukee Bucks have been building quite the young and talented roster over the past few seasons. In drafting guys like Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with signing Greg Monroe and trading for Khris Middleton, they’ve developed quite a young roster with promise.
One of those key pieces suffered a devastating injury (the second big one in three years for the Bucks), as Khris Middleton has torn his hamstring. He is expected to have surgery on it, and it very much leaves his status for the upcoming season uncertain.
Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery, league sources told The Vertical. Story coming.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 21, 2016
According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Middleton suffered the injury in workouts Tuesday. The tests afterward revealed what they ultimately feared, which was the tear.
The Bucks are now reportedly trying to find a replacement forward for Middleton, as it wouldn’t be entirely unlikely for him to miss most, if not all of the season. It’s an extremely unfortunate circumstance for the Bucks, who had seemed to start to put things together towards the end of last season, especially once they started molding with Jabari Parker.
Despite the injury, having Middleton on the roster and banking on his future success is still a great plus for the Bucks. He’s still just 25, and has one of the better contracts in the NBA as far as the team is concerned.